May 29, 1992 |
A capsule look at the eight teams in the College World Series at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium, in order of seeding: 1. MIAMI Record: 53-8. Coach: Ron Fraser, 30th year. Conference finish: Independent. How advanced: Won Atlantic Regional championship. Ranking: First by Baseball America magazine and Collegiate Baseball magazine.
June 24, 2010 |
Reporting from Omaha — Matt Purke wears black eyeglasses and his baseball cap sits tilted on his head, as those worn by many left-handed pitchers seem to do. He's a bit quirky, too — another trait shared by lefties in baseball lore — and his Texas Christian teammates have nicknamed him " Harry Potter." You could say he also has some other wizard-like qualities. Purke, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound freshman with a fastball that tops out at about 97 mph, has a record of 15-0 in 17 starts.
June 20, 2010 |
Reporting from Omaha — The fact that it worked means UCLA Coach John Savage can admit it was a gamble. Savage decided to use No. 2 pitcher Trevor Bauer in the opening game of the College World Series against Florida. Bauer struck out 11 in seven innings Saturday in the Bruins' 11-3 victory. Now, a program that entered without a CWS victory has to be feeling pretty confident with sophomore ace Gerrit Cole on the mound Monday against first-time participant Texas Christian.
June 25, 2010 |
UCLA made a point to say this was more than just a matchup against Matt Purke, Texas Christian's standout pitcher. Turns out, the Bruins were right. The Horned Frogs received a strong effort from Purke, but three home runs and solid relief from Tyler Lockwood were equally important in their 6-2 victory Friday at the College World Series. The teams play Saturday at 11 a.m. PDT at Rosenblatt Stadium to determine which advances to the best-of-three championship series. The Bruins (50-15)
June 18, 2010 |
Pitching . . . pitching . . . pitching. That's just about all people have talked, asked or written about this baseball season when it comes to UCLA. However, with the Bruins one out from being finished, it was a guy with a bat in his hands who "didn't want to see the season end" — and did something about it. It was then that second baseman Tyler Rahmatulla hit a shot that Coach John Savage said "will go down as one of the biggest hits in UCLA history." Rahmatulla's two-run home run erased a Cal State Fullerton lead last Saturday as the Bruins won, 11-7, in 10 innings, then pounded the Titans, 8-1, the next day to get to the College World Series.
June 11, 1985 |
The championship College World Series game between Miami and Texas was postponed because of rain Monday, NCAA officials said. The game was rescheduled for 4:10 p.m. (PDT) today at Rosenblatt Stadium.
May 19, 1997 |
The UCLA softball team advanced to the College World Series with 3-0 and 9-0 victories over Southwestern Louisiana on the final day of regional competition at Lafayette, La. Freshman pitcher Christa Williams went the distance for a victory in the first game and got the save in the second. She was aided in the first victory by seven extra-base hits, including two home runs by freshman Stacey Nuveman.
June 5, 1987 |
Pat Hope scattered seven hits and struck out 11, and Oklahoma State scored six runs in the sixth inning to beat Stanford, 6-2, Thursday night to become the only unbeaten team in the College World Series. Oklahoma State's Robin Ventura went 0 for 4 and had his NCAA-record hitting streak halted at 58 games. Ventura broke the 47-game hitting streak record set by Wichita State's Paul Stephenson in 1981.